For this very elegant, sexy and styled shot of my bride at the Ritz Carlton Miami, I moved very close to some large sliding glass doors and used the window light as a main light source. I had noticed the “fall off” of light (meaning it was getting too dark behind her) so I added some “pop” by using a simple flash camera right to “separate” her from the now too dark background. I looked at the camera LCD and was very happy with this result (above). So, the technical side of what I am doing here is very simple.. its one off camera light, mixed with the ambient light coming from the outside. I was even able to control the amount of ambient light by "feathering" the door open a bit. The next thing to consider is her pose. Now, it's really hard to get nice shots of a brides leg's and or shoes on the wedding day. Why? Well, because rarely are wedding dresses short. So, I needed an "excuse" to make this happen, and I say it that way because I don't want to make shots that are too obvious. So, I simply had her sit on the edge of the couch! This worked perfect, and I got want I wanted. careful attention was given to each element in this shot to make it what it is.
Location: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149.